Saturday, May 27, 2017

BASSINET PURSE FOR 8 OR 9 INCH DOLL



Option 1


Round 17 option 2

Round 17 option 2

Size:  8 or 9 inch doll

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn about 3.5 to 4.5 ounces total
Crochet hooks sizes H (5.0 mm) and I (5.5 mm)
Stitch marker (I used a bobby pin)

Notes:
1.  Read notes and instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.  Hdc shows three loops, the two you always see and a third on the back.  You will be working first in the back loop and after turning working in the remaining two loops.
3.  I used Red Heart Super Saver for the bassinet in the photo.
4.  The doll pictured was purchased at Dollar Tree.
5.  There are two options for round 17, one is quite full the second takes less yarn.
6.  Optionally cut a piece of flannel of fleece about 10 X 8 inches for blanket.

Instructions:
Starting at base, with H hook and main color leaving a 10 inch tail, ch 20.

Round 1: 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each of next 16 ch, 6 dc in last ch.  Working along opposite side of starting ch and over beginning tail, dc in next 16 ch, 3 dc in last ch.  Join with slipstitch in top of ch 3.  Pull the slip stitch tight.  (44 sts)

Round 2:  Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in 16 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts.  Dc in 16 sts, 2 dc in each of the last 3 st.  Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. Pull the slip stitch tight.  (56 dc)

Round 3:  Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once.  Dc in 18 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 4 times.  Dc in 16 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * twice.  Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. Pull the slip stitch tight.  (68 dc)

Round 4:  Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once.  Dc in 20 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 4 times.  Dc in 18 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once.  Dc in last st.   Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. Pull the slip stitch tight.  (80 dc)

Base should measure about 10 by 4.5 inches.

Round 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (80 sts)

Change to I (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

Rounds 6-9: Ch 2 (counts as an fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (80 sts)

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as an fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 2.  Pull the slip stitch tight.  (80 sts)

Round 11: Ch 1, (does not count as an hdc), hdc in same chain as slip stitch and each post stitch around. Join with slipstitch in back loop of first hdc.  Don’t pull this one tight.  Place a marker in the two front loops of the same hdc.  (80 sts)

Round 12: Slipstitch in the back loop of each hdc. Join with slipstitch in front loop of first slipstitch (one that was the join of round 11.  Pull slip stitch tight. (80 sts)

Round 13: Slipstitch into the 2 marked loops of the first hdc of round 11, pull slip stitch tight do not remove marker.  You will be working behind the slip stitch round.  Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), turn, working in the two remaining loops of the hdc of round 11, *2 dc in the next stitch (not the marked st), dc in next st.  Repeat from * around..  Make last dc in the marked st.  Before joining count your stitches and see if you have 119.  If not fudge it in the last two sts to make it come out to 119.  Then remove marker.  Join with slipstitch in first dc. Pull the slip stitch tight.  (119 dc)

Round 14-15: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc in same st as join, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in first dc.  Pull the slip stitch tight.  (119 dc)

Round 16:  Ch 3 (counts as sc and ch 2), skip 2 sts (count the st with the slip stitch in it as one of the skipped sts), sc in next st.   *Ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Ch 2 and join with slipstitch in first ch of ch 3.  Pull the slip stitch tight.  (40 loops)

Now you need to decide if you are going to make the bassinet all one color or with contrasting yarn on the last round.

If you are working all in one color DO NOT fasten off.  Go to One Color Round 17.

For a contrast round, fasten off and use one of the Optional Contrast Rounds.

One Color Round 17:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 4 dc in same st (beginning shell).  *5 Dc (shell) in next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3.  Pull the slip stitch tight.   (40 shells)   Fasten off.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Option 1 Contrast Round 17: Join contrasting yarn with a slipstitch in same st as join.  Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 4 dc in same st (beginning shell).  *5 Dc (shell) in next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3.  (40 shells)   

Fasten off.                                                                                                                                                                                    
Option 2 Contrast Round 17: (this option doesn’t use as much yarn as option1)  Join contrasting yarn with a slipstitch in same st as join.  Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 5 dc in same st (beginning shell).  *slip stitch (don’t pull tight) in next sc.  6 dc (shell) in next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3.  (20 shells)   

Fasten off.                                 

If making all one color the top edging round isn’t really needed.

Contrasting Top Edging: Attach contrasting yarn in any slipstitch of round 12.  Rev sc in each slipstitch of round 12 (you will actually be working under the slipstitches into round 11).  Do not join, fasten off and use the yarn needle to join and weave in end.


Drawstrings (make 2):  With either color, make a ch 36" long (approximately 125 ch).  Fasten off. 

Starting at one end of bassinet, weave drawstring in and out of the ch 2 loops of round 16.  Tie ends of chain together.

Starting at the opposite end weave second drawstring in and out of the ch 2 loops of round 12 and tie ends of chain together at opposite end of bassinet.


Optional Tassel:  I like to cut 8 pieces of yarn about 6 inches long and using my yarn tapestry needle pull through 2 pieces at end of each tie and tie an overhand knot.

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